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Earl Hines

Earl Kenneth Hines, also known as Earl "Fatha" Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one source, "one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz".

The trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (a member of Hines's big band, along with Charlie Parker) wrote, "The piano is the basis of modern harmony. This little guy came out of Chicago, Earl Hines. He changed the style of the piano. You can find the roots of Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, all the guys who came after that. If it hadn't been for Earl Hines blazing the path for the next generation to come, it's no telling where or how they would be playing now. There were individual variations but the style of ... the modern piano came from Earl Hines."

The pianist Lennie Tristano said, "Earl Hines is the only one of us capable of creating real jazz and real swing when playing all alone." Horace Silver said, "He has a completely unique style. No one can get that sound, no other pianist". Erroll Garner said, "When you talk about greatness, you talk about Art Tatum and Earl Hines".

Count Basie said that Hines was "the greatest piano player in the world".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 28th, 1903 (Duquesne), Died April 22nd, 1983 (Oakland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1968

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, director, songwriter, composer, leader, vocalist, speaker, celeste, arranger

Recordings (Results 101-125 of 231 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-070334 10-in. 10/28/1941 I never dreamt (you'd fall in love with me) Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-070335 10-in. 10/28/1941 The Father jumps Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Victor BS-073459 10-in. 3/19/1942 She'll always remember Earl Hines Orchestra ; Madeline Green ; Three Varieties Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal trio director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-073460 10-in. 3/19/1942 Skylark Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-073461 10-in. 3/19/1942 Second balcony jump Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-073462 10-in. 3/19/1942 Stormy Monday blues Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo director, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Columbia W142502 10-in. 7/27/1926 Mandy Kathryn Perry Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142503 10-in. 7/27/1926 Sadie Green Kathryn Perry Female vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152057 10-in. 11/5/1931 You can depend on me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Dubbed recording : Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152754 10-in. 5/22/1934 Rosetta Teddy Wilson Piano solo songwriter  
OKeh W80851 10-in. 5/9/1927 Chicago breakdown Louis Armstrong ; Earl Hines ; Hot Seven Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400954 10-in. 6/26/1928 You're a real sweetheart Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400955 10-in. 6/26/1928 Too busy! Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo and female-male vocal duet, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400956 10-in. 6/26/1928 Was it a dream? Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400957 10-in. 6/26/1928 Last night I dreamed you kissed me Louis Armstrong ; Lillie Delk Christian ; Hot Four Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400960 10-in. 6/27/1928 Fireworks Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400961 10-in. 6/27/1928 Skip the gutter Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400962 10-in. 6/27/1928 A Monday date Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and talk instrumentalist, piano, composer, speaker  
OKeh W400966 10-in. 6/28/1928 Don't jive me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400967 10-in. 6/28/1928 West End blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400968 10-in. 6/28/1928 Sugar foot strut Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400973 10-in. 6/29/1928 Two deuces Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400974 10-in. 6/29/1928 Squeeze me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
OKeh W400991 10-in. 7/5/1928 Knee drops Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400992 10-in. 7/5/1928 Symphonic raps Carroll Dickerson ; Savoyagers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 101-125 of 231 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hines, Earl," accessed November 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

Hines, Earl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056.

"Hines, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 November 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103056

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